Vicki Morrison, Sales Team Manager www.Cruise.co.uk
A BIG thank you for attending our conference and the presentation you did. It was very inspiring and all the staff are talking about you. You have certainly inspired lots of people in our company both in work and their personal life. I think you will be back next year for our conference – be warned.
Andrew Adler, Sales and Operations Director www.cruise.co.uk
There is no doubt because of you, I have upped my game.
Seamus Conlan, Managing Director www.cruise.co.uk
Gerry joined us for our annual conference. His session was inspirational, interactive and practical. The way he tailored his advice/ideas to the various different groups in the business was very impressive.
Brian Keane, Head of Financial Planning, Retail Banking, Ulster Bank Ltd
Thanks again for your time and inspiration. The feedback from the team was exceptional. Your messages really hit the mark with the team and they got a huge amount of value from it. I think a colleague has already been in touch with you about doing something similar with his Irish Life team… I’ll count that as my first referral to you!
Mairead Griffin, Head of Sales – Grunenthal Pharma
The most useful session we ever had as a company event.
Mark Reddy - Reddy Advisory (Business Trainers to the Insurance Industry)
Just to reiterate my thanks for your extremely professional, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable sessions over the past 3 days. Your participation and delivery made the events very special and the attendees clearly had a great experience as commented by many. Please accept my sincere gratitude for your brilliant contribution.
James Winters, Vice President, Manufacturing, Global Joint Reconstruction DePuy Orthopaedics Worldwide
Gerry Duffy presented to my Global Operations and Supply Chain leadership team in December 2015. A fascinating, thought provoking evening was achieved in no small part by Gerry’s preparation in advance. He reached out to understand the purpose of the meeting, what we were trying to achieve and how he could best assist and tailored his presentation accordingly to meet our needs. He managed to engage an entire room of people on how we could raise our standards to achieve “the best of our ability” and what that actually meant from his personal perspective. His own story gives him huge personal credibility to be able to deliver a message like this and shows clearly that “what separates do’ers from dreamers is commitment”.
Some great practical advice as to how to turn this personal commitment into focused actions to deliver on what we are required. I could not recommend Gerry highly enough – his delivery style meant he made his extraordinary achievements sound possible and gave the audience the feeling that our aspirations were within our grasp also if we follow his suggested approach.
Kristen Parr, VP General Manager Alkermes plc, Wilmington Ohio, USA
We invited Gerry to visit two of our US facilities to spend time with our leadership teams. All I can say is WOW!! He has a remarkable way of describing his journey and transformation from an average office worker. His message speaks to how and why he corrected his life’s focus - not on the achievements themselves. We were all moved and inspired by what he has achieved both personally and professionally.
The content and messages are delivered for the benefit of the people sitting in the room – each one taking away a personal message. You could hear a pin drop. He has inspired our team to raise our personal expectations in incremental ways. Days later you will still be thinking about your time with him.
Martin Mc Auliffe Merck Millipore (Suppliers to Life Sciences and Biotech)
I couldn't have wished for a better connection between what you had to say and what we as a team were focusing on over the two days: re-inventing ourselves, moving out of our comfort zones and driving to a new level of performance. Your presentation resonated strongly with everyone in the group as it was relevant, authentic and low on "management speak". In fact right up to the end of the meeting we were referring back to points you had made. I will certainly be recommending you for future opportunities.
Pat O Brien MD Dental Medical Ireland
Thank you for an amazing presentation yesterday. Everyone was so inspired by your words, teambuilding exercises and videos. I really appreciated the amount of preparation you put into this. It showed! We simply have to do this again.
Cathriona Hallaghan MD Microsoft Ireland
Gerry delivered a keynote for one of our partner events. He has a fascinating personal story which had great parallels to the business world. His drive and determination in the face of adversity was amazing and I was personally in awe at all he has achieved. Everyone in the room took a nugget away that will help them.
Mark Treanor - Director of ICT Operations and Customer Services at Leaseplan Information Services
Thank you for your presentation to our team in London yesterday. I found your talk nothing short of fantastic. I loved the ease at which you translated your remarkable achievements into such a simple, practical and ‘can do’ approach. The concepts you presented were so easy to grasp and relate to from a personal or business perspective - the examples for each concept are as powerful as the credibility your experiences have brought to them. I gathered feedback from many people following yesterdays talk and all I can say is keep up the great work as it was all glowing positive remarks. I hope we will use your valued input again in the future.
David Dawson, Group Accountant, Smurfit Kappa Group PLC
As part of Smurfit Kappa Group head office’s Continuing Professional Development Programme, we invited Gerry Duffy to our office to show us the hidden well of self-motivation that lies within us all. On first meeting Gerry, he appears just like any other unassuming, easy-going guy. However, once he began to speak, his captivating and intelligent presentation had everyone in the room absorbed in his story. The Q&A session was the longest we have had at any event we have organised. During the course of his presentation you know you are listening to a truly extraordinary man.
Andy Bruce (MD) LOOKERS plc UK
I just wanted to say how much everyone enjoyed your presentation. The business messages you delivered were absolutely appropriate for our key conference theme of looking into ourselves as individuals. Your experiences were a fantastic metaphor to get the point over to our entire management team. Your presentation was emotional, inspiring and highly motivational and I will certainly recommend you to other business associates.
Colm Long, Director Online Sales Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Facebook
At Facebook, we pride ourselves on attracting top quality speakers from a wide range of disciplines. The perspective which they bring really helps our teams to understand and appreciate how others overcome challenges in their own careers. Gerry's talk was one of the best I have seen. He really made us think about the goals we set ourselves and to question our personal limits. His story resonates strongly with us given our company mission and he has pushed us all to rethink our limits.
Russell, MD Oakley Ireland
Gerry's motivational talk was amazing; in fact it was the highlight of the day. I am getting emails from people since Friday, stating it was the best motivational speech they have ever heard. I think our staff and sales colleagues have been given a major motivational boost that they can strive for. From a personal standpoint it has me majorly pumped to achieve greater things in my working career and personal life.
Optimise your Life Team, Google
A great presentation detailing a quite astonishing achievement. Highly enjoyable and hugely inspiring.
Nigel Monaghan, Head of Sales STANDARD LIFE
Gerry delivery style is warm, genuine and above all humble. He has a rare talent to make extraordinary achievements sound very ordinary and within the grasp of anyone who implements the 'Ultimate Success' formula. The entire team got a huge amount from the presentation and the energy in the room after he left was amazing.
Eithne Bohan, MD Lundbeck (Ireland) Specialists in Psychiatry
How do you teach your group that they can reach any goal to which they aspire? How do you instill confidence to such a level that they expect only the highest standards from themselves? One step is to give your team the gift of listening to Gerry Duffy He connects at a human level and imparts practical steps that convince us all that which we can achieve that which we believe we can. I can honestly say that he is the best motivational speaker I have ever heard.
Michael Tunney, Chief Executive, Donegal Enterprise Board
Gerry gave a fabulous presentation to over 150 business owners at our “Maximising Your potential through Wellbeing” event which was part of Donegal County Enterprise Board’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week. His presentation was well tailored to the audience and was very well received by all. It had both intellectual and emotional content that both engaged and motivated the audience. What I particularly liked about working with him was his preparation in advance of the event and his commitment to getting it right - a reflection of his philosophy on proper preparation. We would definitely have him back in Donegal.”
Jim McAuliffe, Group Financial Controller, UNITED DRUG
“From the outset Gerry was keen to not just turn up and tell stories of his wonderful achievements, he enquired about the organisation and more importantly the key messages that we were trying to deliver at our conference. This was highly professional and refreshing on Gerry’s behalf. The delivery was excellent and you could have heard a pin drop in the room.”
Anthony Daly, Dublin Senior Hurling Manager
2013 will go down as Dublin hurling’s finest season in 52 years. Definitely the best decision I made in the whole year, was to invite Gerry Duffy to present to the players and my backroom team. In my time as an inter-county manager (9 years) and as a player (12 years) I have listened to many motivational speakers. I have found that even the really good ones find it difficult to hold the attention span of a group of players. To say that Gerry captured the room from 9pm to 11pm is an understatement. An amazing experience.
Peter Banks, National Performance Director, Swim Ireland
It takes a lot to impress a National Swimming Team who are so dedicated to their sport and that is exactly what Gerry did. His presentation to our National Team was delivered in a very simple and relatable manner in which every athlete left the room feeling that the possibilities of their talent was yet to be explored. I hope to work with Gerry again in the future as I believe he is a piece of the puzzle in our pursuit of excellence
Barry Kelly, All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Referee 2006/2008/2012/2014
Your talk last night at GAA headquarters was superb. It was entertaining, thought provoking, beneficial and inspiring. To be honest, it was the best I have ever heard.